Brooklyn man Luke Hughett recently had to shave off his epic beard following the birth of his first daughter, Willa, who in the below video seems equal parts frightened and mesmerized by his magnificent facial hair. And so, for the sake of his innocent Brooklyn daughter, Hughett made the ultimate sacrifice a Brooklyn man can make.

This is what happens when you procreate, lumbersexuals/hipsters/other beard stereotypes.

Just because the beard had to depart his face, however, doesn't mean it had to leave his life forever—Hughett came up with a solution involving a 45-block of solid lucite. A pioneer for the bearded, truly. Stand in awe of his elaborate preservation process below: